Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ariane Arborene's Classic FemDom Stories

Please Note: The following review is suitable for adults only.

I hope you will forgive a fawning, completely subservient, adulatory sort of review that serves as much as an homage to the author as a commentary on the story, because there's no other way I can possibly approach Ariane Arborene's Classic FemDom Stories. This is a collection that absolutely blew me away with its power and its depth of understanding. While many of the stories are erotic, and some certainly do have a fantasy element to them, these are authentic-feeling stories of female domination, written by a woman who embodies the very spirit of female supremacy.

I actually felt guilty in enjoying this so deeply, not because I was ashamed or embarrassed, but because I felt as if I had somehow failed the author in not first asking her permission to enjoy it. Yes, the power of Ariane Arborene's voice is that strong, that overwhelming.

There are stories here that are explicitly sexual, and others that manage to be extraordinarily erotic without even the suggestion of a sexual act. Crossdressing is approached as both a punishment and a reward, used alternately to emasculate and to feminize, and the fact that Arborene understands the subtle difference between the two is a large part of why I appreciated her work so much. Humiliation and discipline are both used effectively, but only within the context of exerting the true power of female supremacy, and they are never allowed to be the focus of the story.

I could gush for hours about each story in the collection, but I probably should restrain myself to a few favorites. Anally Training Him in front of Girlfriends was a fantastic tale of role reversal, public pegging, and behavior modification. The Cuckolded Husband was remarkable for its approach, with the cuckoldress (not the bull) holding all the power, and offered up one of the most intense creampie cleanup scenes I have ever enjoyed.  The Diplomat’s Dilemma was an incredible story of a sexual, cultural, and political power exchange that actually had me excited about pain, while Ass Worship and the Lady Prison Guard did a better job of justifying the breaking of a crude, arrogant man than anything else I have ever read.

The Queen’s Throne offered up an interesting approach, in that it centered almost completely on the joy, the pleasure, and the pride of a submissive male, with the Queen herself doing nothing to direct the scene. Servicing the Ladies’ Tea Party was the one story I would most desperately like to see continued, having only begun to test the limits of the hunky young actor, while Slave Auction & Forced Bi did a phenomenal job of breaking a young slave, instilling in him a slavish devotion to the lady of the house, and subjecting him to the oral and anal servicing of her husband.

In thinking back on Ariane Arborene's Classic FemDom Stories, I am struck once again by how refreshing it is to discover stories that go beyond the physical, to pay homage to the mental, emotional, and spiritual side of submission. There is a definitely magic to your stories, but it's in the sense of realism that shames what most authors can only attempt to accomplish with erotic fantasy.

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